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Google Digital News Initiative


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Total investments 7
Average round size
The average size of a deal this fund participated in
Portfolio companies 7
Rounds per year 0.88
Lead investments 2
Exits 1
Key employees Soon

Areas of investment

  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Media and Entertainment
  • Text Analytics
  • Apps
  • Mobile

In 2015 was created Google Digital News Initiative, which is appeared as Corporate Investor.

The usual cause for the fund is to invest in rounds with 1 partaker. Despite the Google Digital News Initiative, startups are often financed by W.IN.G, Viralety Ventures, Startup Sesame. In the next rounds fund is usually obtained by Stefan Friese, Peter Dietrich, Matthias Spiess.

The important activity for fund was in 2018. The fund is constantly included in less than 2 investment rounds annually. Speaking about the real fund results, this Corporate Investor is 20 percentage points more often commits exit comparing to other organizations. The usual things for fund are deals in the range of 100 thousands - 1 million dollars.

Among the most successful fund investment fields, there are Mobile Apps, Media and Entertainment. Among the most popular portfolio startups of the fund, we may highlight Steady.

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Notable deals

CompanyIndustryRound SizeDateInvestorsLocation


Digital Media
Media and Entertainment
27 May 2020 Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada


Artificial Intelligence
Computer Vision
Cyber Security
22 Mar 2019 North Holland

Artificial Intelligence
Information Technology
Machine Learning
Text Analytics
$59K30 Jul 2018 Portugal, Lisbon, Portugal

Look Live Media

Media and Entertainment
Video Streaming
01 Mar 2018 City of Brussels, Brussels-Capital


Mobile Apps
Social Media
$59K10 Jun 2017 City of Edinburgh, Scotland, United Kingdom

Event Registry

Artificial Intelligence
Big Data
Natural Language Processing
Text Analytics
05 Jan 2017 Ljubljana, Ljubljana Urban Commune, Slovenia


Marketing Automation
Subscription Service
$413K01 Jul 2016 Berlin


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